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Potter Park Zoo kicks off fall with Zootacular

Families gathered at the Potter Park Zoo through October to join in the Fall Zootacular. Thomas ChavezCostumed families walk the paths of the Potter Park Zoo during the Fall Zootacular. The Zoo’s three-weekend event is highlighted by a straw maze, an inflatable obstacle course, candy stations and more

Everyone at the zoo was in the Halloween spirit, and the zoo provided plenty of activities. Nathan Holstrom said he was grateful for more than just the activities available for his son. Holstrom said he had nothing but praise for how the Potter Park Zoo welcomed his family.

Lansing’s Tiny Tigresses

Lansing’s Potter Park Zoo welcomed three female Amur Tiger cubs to their clan of animals on September 15, 2011. Kira, Ameliya and Savelii are among the less than 500 of their species left on earth as well as part of the second litter born to the local zoo. The fist litter born six years ago included the tigress’ father. Though the arrival was long anticipated, it nearly ended in tragedy. “Shortly after they were born they got very sick with Pneumonia, so we had to get them away from their mom.